Bittersweet Farms Whitehouse, OH
Bittersweet Farms is situated on 80 acres of farmland in Whitehouse, Ohio. Bittersweet Farms employs a farmstead model that provides abundant opportunities for self-paced, distraction-free activities that are immediately meaningful to individuals with autism. This unique model allows individuals to participate in a variety of activities that develop their skills and interests.
Bittersweet has 20 certified, licensed beds for adults on the autism spectrum, age 18 and over, with a level of care to be eligible for Medicaid funding. There is currently a waiting list for residential services.
Day Program Options
An array of services is offered for adults to meet individual needs including habilitation, pre-vocational activities and work opportunities, operating Monday - Friday. Programs include, but are not limited to, horticulture, woodworking, art, animal care, kitchen, janitorial, recycling, and grounds keeping. Day Program options are funded through Individualized Option and Level One Medicaid Waivers and private pay. There is currently a waiting list for services.
Community Living Services
Community Living services are provided to individuals in their own homes with the Individualized Option Medicaid Waiver.
Affordable Housing for Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Bettye Ruth Kay Community Homes, a HUD 811 project, was developed for individuals with autism. The Whitehouse campus has 12 apartments with rent subsidies. There is currently a waiting list for services.
Overnight respite is currently available only to those we serve in another capacity. This service is funded through Individualized Option and Level One Medicaid Waivers and private pay.
Summer Enrichment Program
This up to 6 week program is individualized to meet the needs of Extended School Year funding while also providing the recreational experience of a traditional summer camp. It is also open to participants without ESY funding. Other sources of funds may be available. For questions or more information, contact Steve Mentrek at 419 875 6986, ext. 1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.